June 14

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Juin 14
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On this day in 1889, The Christian Social Union was founded. This organization within the Church of England addressed social injustice, which flourished in the latter part of the nineteenth century and continued into the early twentieth century. Through the work of "slum priests," it became attached to the Oxford Movement. Its leaders included Henry Scott Holland, dean of St. Pauls and, briefly William Temple, later Archbishop of Canterbury.